One in six couples in Australia and New Zealand suffer from infertility.1
More than a third of men aged over 40 years report having one or more reproductive health problems, all being more common among older men.2
Ubiquinol, the active form of Coenzyme Q10, has been found to support optimal sperm physiology.3
Ubiquinol is a powerful antioxidant and is present at high levels in sperm, protects sperm cells from oxidative damage and plays a role in sperm cell energy production and motility.4-7
A study,3 published in the Journal of Urology involved 228 men with unexplained sperm problems including poor sperm numbers, low movement and abnormally shaped sperm. Each of these factors can decrease a man’s fertility.
The men in the study had experienced infertility of more than one year and had abnormal sperm count and motility, according to World Health Organisation criteria.
The study involved supplementation with Ubiquinol – the active form of CoQ10.
The randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial was conducted over 26-week and showed Ubiquinol may help support healthy sperm.
• Ubiquinol significantly improved sperm density in more than 62 percent of men.
• The number of motile sperm also increased significantly in 57 percent.
• The percentage of normally shaped sperm also improved in 52 percent of men who took Ubiquinol as compared to placebo.
Ubiquinol was more effective than conventional CoQ10 in improving sperm count and motility. Sperm density increased more than 2.5-fold with Ubiquinol compared to conventional CoQ10.
Ubiquinol is available in a supplement form [Link to buyers guide] at health food stores, pharmacies and online vitamin stores, nationally.
Ask your health practitioner or local pharmacist for the best product for you. Questions for your healthcare professional [Link to FAQs]
- The Fertility Society of Australia. 2017. Home. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.fertilitysociety.com.au/. [Accessed 16 July 2017].
- Andrology Australia. 2017. Male reproductive health statistics. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.andrologyaustralia.org/mens-health-statistics/. [Accessed 16 July 2017].
- Safarinejad, M et al, 2012, Journal of Urology, ‘Effects of the reduced form of coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinol) on semen parameters in men with idiopathic infertility: a double-blind, placebo controlled, randomized study’, 188(2):526-31
- Garrido-Maraver J, Cordero MD, Oropesa-Ávila M, et al. Coenzyme Q10 Therapy. Molecular Syndromology. 2014;5(3-4):187-197.
- Thakur AS, Littarru GP, Funahashi I, Painkara US, Dange NS, Chauhan P. Effect of Ubiquinol Therapy on Sperm Parameters and Serum Testosterone Levels in Oligoasthenozoospermic Infertile Men. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research : JCDR. 2015;9(9):BC01-BC03.
- Ahmadi S, Bashiri R, Ghadiri-Anari A, Nadjarzadeh A. Antioxidant supplements and semen parameters: An evidence based review. International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine. 2016;14(12):729-736.
- Balercia, G, et al. Coenzyme Q10 and male infertility. Journal of Endocrinological Investigation. 2007: 32(7): 626-632.